Bacon Bits in Trachea and Bronchi

Extraction Case

Cutting food into small pieces is usually helpful, but sometimes a toddler, with multiple pieces of food in his/her mouth, will cry then gasp for air. In this case, 9 small pieces of bacon needed to be removed. Their distribution within the trachea and main bronchi is depicted schematically.

Did You Know?!

A 2013 report stated that, from 2001 to 2009, an average of 12,435 children (14 years old or younger) per year were treated in US Emergency Rooms because of food-related choking.[Ref:1]